Journalist turned director Ritabrata Bhattacharya has turned director with Basanto Utsab. The film, which celebrates the festival of colours, is based on a few short stories which are all centered on the theme of Holi. That is why most of the film has even been shot in Bolpur.
The film stars Arunima Ghosh, June Maliah, Pijush Ganguly, Priyam, Mousumi, Subrata Dutta, Piya, Larisa, Laboni Sarkar, Piyali and Pradip Mukherjee. It has been edited by Amitabh Dasgupta while the cinematographer is Mrinmoy Nandi. Debojyoti Mishra is the music composer. This is the first production of Roofers Media.
Basanto Utsab has 7 songs which have been sung by Debojyoti Mishra, Tulika Mondol, Somlata,Mohon Singh and Nachiketa. The lyrics are by Radharaman and Dwijendra Das.
Most of the members of the cast and crew were present at the music launch of Basanto Utsab at the Park on Friday. Bratya Basu, Minister for Higher education, Govt of West Bengal and painter Subhaprasanna were the chief guests. Quite a few numbers from the film were also performed on the occasion.
The film is slated to hit screens on 29th March, a couple of days just after Dol/Holi.